common name: Flag Cichlid
temperature: The southern populations need it a litte bit colder with about 22-28°C, and the northern a little bit warmer with 25-32°C.
size: about 15 cm
food: Eats every common food. There should be enough vegetable food.
aquarium size: A little group can live in 150x50cm if it is well structured. A pair can live in 120x50cm, but if they are not breeding they live all the time in a group.
socialization: They could be easily live with smaller and larger fishes if they are not to aggressive. Small tetras could be eaten
reproduction: They are breeding on a substrate
remark: This species is, if you look after the name, this is the most common species in the trade, but most times it is Mesonauta guyanae. Which could easily be distinguished by the net pattern above the crossbar.